Hi all TFP friends! I've visited this site very often and was convinced on buying a sand filter for my pool based on the forums here. Yes I have one of the lovely Intex pools and of course the filter that came with it was way way under sized and well just didn't work well.
So here is the question as I'm a new to posting. Just setup my filter today and got to the part where I backwash the sand before starting to filter. The directions said to make sure the sediment glass was clear. I backed washed for 4 minutes and the water is clear but there is some sand in the glass so I decided to put a bucket at the end of the hose and there is a very little sand that comes out. Thinking about it I think it is ok since I'm backwashing and the sand gets a little stirred up so you might lose some. I just want to make sure this is normal as I'm not really wanting to put it on filter and have sand in my pool.
The sand I used is Aqua Quartz from a local pool store.
Thanks for any help!